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CRforVS will not install. Is it compatible with VS 2013 Express edition?

I am trying to run the CRforVS_13_0_10.exe and meet an error message that says I need Visual Studio 2013 to be installed. I have Visual Studio 2013 Express installed.

Is Crystal Reports intended for VS 2013 Express edition?

Background: I am migrating an application developed in VS 2008 and when I try to edit any *.rpt items the appropriate editor is missing. I have been able to add the Crystal Reports viewer to my forms and can link them to the reports. I cannot edit the reports.

A previous thread led me to believe that installing this update using the exe file would solve this issue.

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Hi Matt,

CR is not compatible with Express edition of any version of Visual Studio.

Reason being, Express edition of VS does not allow any plugins to be integrated with it and CR is nothing but a plugin for VS.

You need Standard, professional or ultimate edition of VS 2013.

Same is mentioned in supportd platform guide of CR for VS 2013.

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